Friday, September 07, 2018

MENU’S Wine of the Week. Villiera 2016 Monro Merlot

We tasted this again at a very special dinner with the Grier family which we will write about next week, and it so impressed us that it has to be our Wine of the Week. South Africa is not known for its Merlots; we grow many in the wrong areas, we often pick the grapes too early and the wines can be tough and harsh. But when they are made carefully and well, they are just beautiful. It is said to be a feminine grape and a wine that women prefer. We think this will impress both sexes.  Monro is their Prestige reserve wine label
Made by Jeff Grier, the wine so reminded us of good St Emilion, lots of black cherries and incense wood, with minerality and elegance. Richness is their signature on red wines; this is lovely velvety, berry wine with good integrated wood, ripe cherries and cassis berries, milk chocolate and not a single hint of greenness. Long deep flavours of red plums follow with a little salty liquorice and some nice chalky tannins. This wine calls out for food
Around R200 on the farm

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